22.03.2005
Today evening the next opponent of CSKA in Euroleague TOP16 Real Madrid came to Moscow international airport Domodedovo. Because of the tough traffic on the road to the hotel Spain team came to the practice later.
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Last chance of Real
Today evening the next opponent of CSKA in Euroleague TOP16 Real Madrid came to Moscow international airport Domodedovo. Because of the tough traffic on the road to the hotel Spain team came to the practice later.

The head coach of Real Bozidar Maljkovic did not hide his disconent and did not agree to give traditional short interview to our site.

In his pre-game quotes for Euroleague site he said:

We not only play against the best team in Europe on Wednesday, but I am also sure that CSKA will be extra motivated because of the loss last week against Barcelona. It will be a tough game. Apart from our delicate situation from the physical point of view, we will have to face the cold temperatures of Moscow. But we will try to do our best on the court to win this game.

The head coach of CSKA Dusan Ivkovic:

I think that after our losing game against Barcelona when we controlled the game only during one quarter, Real Madrid is the right opponent in the right moment. Our next game against Sibirtelekom in Russia was not at the necessary level to show our mentality and our character. For that, we need to play a good game against a tough opponent. We need to be concentrate for all 40 minutes and to play tough. Real is a very good team with very experienced guard line with Bennett, Bullock, Sonko and Herreros. Maybe it is the most experienced guard line in Europe, and we need to control the game very good. We need to play with more transition points and improve our relationship between our turnovers and steals, because in Madrid we had only 4 steals and 16 turnovers. This week in Moscow we worked out very serious, we don't have any injures and ready to play with full roster.

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